Untangling the Milky Way’s evolution through big data

Untangling the evolution of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is a challenge similar to mapping the human genome, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). ESA’s galaxy mapper, Gaia, takes trillions of measurements of 2 billion of the brightest stars in the sky. Here, we look at what it takes to unpick those measurements … Read more

Volunteers Who Help Gather Data for Science Are Committed, But Not Diverse

In a new study, North Carolina State University researchers found that while many volunteers who sign up to help crowdsource scientific findings are extremely motivated and committed, these projects aren’t attracting a diverse pool of volunteers. The findings could help researchers design and structure future projects, as well as point to priorities for volunteer recruitment. … Read more

The Evolution of Data Science and Its Changing Role Evident at ODSC

The recent ODSC conference highlighted changes in data science in the last few years including the move to cloud, the need to support increasingly sophisticated workflows, and more attention on security. RTInsights recently had the opportunity to speak with Sheamus McGovern, Founder and CEO of the Open Data Science Conference (ODSC). ODSC is one of … Read more

Research combined spacecraft data with new lab experiments, models of Pluto’s largest moon — ScienceDaily

Southwest Research Institute scientists combined data from NASA’s New Horizons mission with novel laboratory experiments and exospheric modeling to reveal the likely composition of the red cap on Pluto’s moon Charon and how it may have formed. This first-ever description of Charon’s dynamic methane atmosphere using new experimental data provides a fascinating glimpse into the … Read more

The real issue behind the data science skills gap isn’t what you may think

Image: Robert Kneschke / Adobe Stock The data science skills gap is not here because there aren’t enough people who can train and analyze data models. There are plenty of talented data modelers who understand conceptual data modeling, logical data modeling and more. The real challenge is finding people who can gather data, prepare it, … Read more

Analytics and Data Science News for the Week of June 17; Updates from MicroStrategy, Qlik, ThoughtSpot, and More

The editors at Solutions Review have curated this list of the most noteworthy analytics and data science news items for the week of June 17, 2022. Keeping tabs on all the most relevant data management news can be a time-consuming task. As a result, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top … Read more

Texas Tech University Health Science Center Reports Third-Party Data Breach Affecting 1.3 Million Patients | Console and Associates, P.C.

Recently, Texas Tech University Health Science Center (“TTUHSC”) confirmed a data breach after Eye Care Leaders, a third-party vendor of TTUHSC, reported a data security incident affecting its computer systems. As a result of the TTUHSC breach, more than 1.3 million patients‘names, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, driver’s license numbers, email addresses, dates of … Read more

Astronomers Have Discovered 2 Super-Earths Orbiting a Nearby Star

Two new worlds of probable rocky mineral goodness have just been found orbiting a star close to our own cosmic neighborhood. The two newly discovered exoplanets are what are known as super-Earths – bigger than Earth, but smaller than an ice giant – orbiting a cool red dwarf star called HD 260655, which is just … Read more

The Difference Between Data Science And Business Analytics

DETROIT – In various business environments today, the term data science seems to carry with it a particular misconception, whereby, it seems to be erroneously equated to business analytics. This notion is further being flamed by businesses and organizations making the mistake of defining these roles and using them interchangeably. This has led to data … Read more